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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
and they're almost afraid of going through the program. >> the fear of the affordable healthcare act, so he stopped his application. >> i didn't want to punch the button and then i have $300 to add to my meager income. now for a career musician, he he could pursue his passion for the rest of his life. al jazeera, nashville. >> reporter: i'm dave warren. we're looking at this cold arctic air pushing south out of canada. these temperatures single digits right now. when you factor in the wind chill it could feel well below zero. with the snow coming down, the wind picking up, and looking like a cold blast, we had a for footyesterday, and that will stt whipping around. these are the wind chills. when you factor in the wind, it will feel like 30 below across north and sout south dakota. and it will extend down to cans. we have this cold air overrun by this warm air so we have rain falling into air which is at or below the freezing mark depending on how thing that is. that rain could hit the ground as freezing rain. that will continue thursday overnight into friday morning. looking at this pic
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
many american doctors are not going to get involved with the affordable healthcare act. as talking points has said from the beginning of this controversy, it will be the doctors who will make or break obamacare. no doubt most americans will pay more for health insurance if the care was elevated that might be acceptable. if doctors are not available the whole thing will collapse. you know what? nothing president obama can do about that he can't force doctors into the obamacare program. until america's leader is in a tight spot. he knows it you know it right now his only solace may be up in the air. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction. joining us from new orleans, democrat james carville, do you agree that the doctor thing will make or break the new law. >> if you don't have enough doctors, that will. it's not a problem in massachusetts where law is essentially the same as the national law. and, you know, since medicare started, saying well we are going to opted out of medicare. won't take medicare patients and medicare is one of the most popular programs we have
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
, the majority americans want the affordable healthcare act delayed or put with. done away >> though, actually, in fairness, representative, it's not a majority. actually only 51%, 52%. 3% margin of error, roughly half of the country. >> half of the country. even the president agrees with them to a large extent why? because he has unilaterally, as you know, delayed significant portions of it. employers mandate. and you heard about the fact that they knew this wasn't going to work, back in august of this year. that just came out today. pushings. provision back as far as the reenrollment for 2015. even the president and the white theiradmit now through executive action that they should be putting these things off. they still insist on the rest of us. i'm a member of congress. my healthcare through the exchange. i can't get on the exchange. it doesn't work for me. he's forcing us to go forward it anyway. >> what's the solution? >> well, i think in the to doterm solution is just what i would say the majority or maybe half who want put it off for a period of time. >> but it's not complete
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
affordable chair act because they're healthy and their healthcare costs and needs are few. yet they'll be required to buy insurance and it's all figured into the formula. it all balances out. it's the only way it can work. the president spoke to this group, the rebutte of healthcare, the affordable care act. here's a little bit more of what he had to say. >> obama: i hope you haven't been discouraged about how hard it is because stuff that's worth it is always hard. the civil rights movement was hard. giving me women the right to vo, that was hard. making sure we had the right to organize, that was hard. it's never been busy how we do business in this country. >> tony, the president has a wig problem. even with young people with startling statistics out of harvard, they came out with numbers. 39% of so-called millennials, 18 to 29-year-olds, only 39% approve of the affordable care act. 20%, just 20% of those polled intend to enroll. almost half do not intend to enroll. that could be bad news. >> mike, thank you ♪ >> mark morgan is here with the headlines in sports and big new
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
aggressively reselling the affordable healthcare again. he aimed at explaining why the affordable care act was enacted and why people should be encouraged to sign up. >> right now what that law is doing, yes, you agree with me. right now what this law is doing is helping folks, and we're just getting started with the exchanges. just getting started with the marketplaces. we're not going to walk away from them. if i got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i do. >> the website is still the visible part of obamacare. while it seems to be working better that's only part of the battle. to make the exchanges work the president will need the young and healthy to sign up. if they don't enroll premiums could skyrocket. mike viqueira from the white house, tell us about the strategy of the next three weeks. what is the president trying to accomplish? >> he's trying to refocus attention from the bad on to the good. the white house feels largely that the problems of the website has been fixed. you saw the president in the briefing room some two weeks ago, a contrite p
SFGTV
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
coordinated care initiative is tied to the affordable care act. this is an implementation of an aspect of the affordable care act in the state of california. the affordable care act is intended to reduce the overall costs of healthcare and 15 states, including california, are designing integrated care models while the coordinated care initiative is california's demonstration project under the ac a. coordinated care initiative requirements beneficiaries who also qualify will be enrolled into managed care health plans for their medical benefits. i just want to review at a minimum, at a minimum. ihss, mssp the multipurpose senior citizens program and community based services and skilled nursing facilities will be included and provided through managed care health plans there will be many other services and supports as well but those are required mandatory. the goals of calmedi connect -- we'll talk more about calmedi connect just for a bit. to increase access use a person centered approach coordinate benefit and see increase the availability of home and community based services. also to ma
Comedy Central
Dec 3, 2013 7:30pm PST
is not going away which is the fundamental flaw of the affordable care act, the federal government is not capable of running the healthcare system, but we should root for is private, safer opportunities to improve the healthcare delivery to make health insurance more affordable. >> jon:. >> forget about obamacare if we can let the private sector run rampant in medical care, my gosh, you would be able to buy the equivalent of an iphone like you can now for $29. >> jon: where do you get your phone? i am sure the only way you can get the iphone equivalent for 29 bucks if you go to china town and snatch up a snapple y phone, which you can use to play all the top games, your irritated birds, your candy crunch, it is not even candy, that is lo zenk. >> my personal, lozenge. >> my favorite, root ninja. >> it catches the excitement of packing away at a root, because they are harder to -- cut. >> if you want to efficiently provide a product to millions of americans at once, the right thing in the private sector is the only way, government can't get it done, didn't we see an example of the p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
healthcare services. 37% of those questioned say they're unfamiliar with the affordable care act. that's more than any other age drop. group. 72% of all respondents say they're somewhat familiar. >>> tomorrow is decision day for detroit. a federal judge is expected to announce whether the city is eligible for bacy protection. millions of dollars of pensions could be reduced or stripped away. one detroit man said losing his pension would mean choosing between eating or taking medication. >> after four months the federal judge will rule tuesday on whether detroit is eligible for chapter 9 the b bankruptcy. >> they made it clear before the federal judge that everything from the city's assets like masterpieces at the detroit institute of art to incur debt like retiree pensions may be up for grabs. >> to me that's robbery. >> donald smith one of some 20,000 row tir20,000 retireriese worried. >> i not asking for anything but what i earned. >> he's concerned his pension check would be stripped away or reduced making hard times even worse. >> there are days i have to make up my mind whet
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
them are going to be covered through medicaid. >> affordable care act. >> that's the from doctors are millions are covered under the healthcare law. many restrict the patients they accept because of relatively low reimbursement rates. >> practice the way i want to practice. they are typically far below both medicare and private insurance. >> book lynn based an toll meteorologist whose is also president of the new york society, says private insurance for a full eye exam will reburst him at rates up to $150, medicare pays him $145, but for the same procedure, medicaid pays only $63. >> they are going to have to go up by 73% nationally, but in new york they have to triple. >> doctors remain am bilent about whether they will even take that insurance. in new york, 44% of physicians say they plan on sitting out the first year. 33% say they are not sure if they will participate, and nationwide, roughly four in ten say they are still weighing their options. lower payments to physicians experts say is one way of making the new plans more affordable, but even for patient whose have insurance th
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. >>> millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country uninsured. >>> 6:09. define the odds. the northern california couple seeing triple. >> he is simple, funny and fun. >> a lunchtime turns into showtime at parkmead elementary school. how the custodian at this week's "cool school" keeps kids entertained in the cafeteria. >> temperatures now dropping down into the teens in some parts of the bay area. when will we warm up? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and we are taking a live look right now. conditions across the san mateo bridge look good right now in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
president obama ask the people to ignore the republicans root are to the affordable care act to fail. >> i always said i would work with anyone to implement this law. if you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ clapping ] >> >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's three week inspirational campaign about healthcare reform, sign up for individuals who want coverage next year, is the 23rd. >>> hello, we are looking at dangerous conditions on the road in terms of the northern plains and the border states. look at the know on the radar summary. this is causing a problem because it's accumulating as well as the visibilities are coming down. across the north-west we don't expect the snow it linger. we did a snow earlier. that was across washington, down to nevada, fading out. our focus will be over here towards the east over the next day. still cool across parts of seattle. not a lot of rain or snow. it's the cooler temperatures going below freezing every night. looks like saturday will bet the coldest day. we had r
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
affordable care act. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. 1-888-5-helps-u. ♪ i love it! ♪ thank you grandma for the dolls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ i'm ninja kicking through the halls. ♪ ♪ i love it! ♪ mom's posting pictures on your wall. ♪ ♪ that's my kind of holiday. the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everythingrent now. sometimes i feel all alone. mas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santarive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. ♪ i picked it out in a snap ♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday u-s-a today reports the restaurant chain plans to p tablet computer >>> the restaurant applebee's is going high-tech. "usa today" reports the restaurant chain plans to put tablet computers at every table. the you can order meals, pay and play games. tablets will be in place by the end of the year. >>> and applebee'
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
, affordable healthcare insurance having brought transparency and competition to a market that had been closed and opaque. as you heard the president say, the affordable care act is much more than a website. we have learned from our experience the past few months and the overwhelming interest we've seen from consumers in the first two months reminds us just how strong the demand is for quality affordable insurance options and that strengthens our resolve to make sure that this law works for every american. no matter what have a we will see this through. we are going to make this law work and as problems arise and we will fix them, just like we are fixing the website. as president obama has said from the very beginning, he's working -- he's willing to work with anyone to make this law work better. it's in the united states of america and the affordable care should never be the privilege of a lucky few but rather a right for every american. the affordable care act gives us an option to make that realistic and we intend to see this through. thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you. [applause] >> denis, thank you. he needs to get back to the white house
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
closed to the original coveredca.com. it's a resource guide on the affordable care act act. critics say it's deceptive saying the look-alike site discourages people from enrolling. >>> today president obama is renewing his focus on the income gap between rich and poor. he will give a speech saying that inequality and wage stagnation are threatening americans' upward mobility and retirement. mr. obama plans to promote a hike in the minimum wage and promote the economic benefits of the affordable care act. >>> 80,000 californians have signed up for obamacare. kpix 5 is gathering experts for a hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. >>> all right. 4:41 now. and unbelievable rescue caught on tape. how the man survived under water for days after his boat sank in the atlantic. >> and a mystery tipper is spreading the wealth at bay area restaurants. the message that he leaves behind along with thousands of dollars. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, underwater for almo
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
healthcare coverage before, let me give you a few statistics. thanks to the affordable care act, 105 million americans including women are paying less for preventative care. we are investing in keeping people healthy rather than treating them when they are sick. 105 million americans are no longer subjected to lifetime limits on their coverage. up to 129 million americans including 17 million kids, 17 million kids who have a pre- existing condition for which they could have been denied coverage are charged more and they are now protected because charging more or denying coverage will be prohibited as of january 1. 7.3 million seniors and people with disabilities who reached the doughnut hole of medicare prescription drug coverage have saved a $.9 billion on prescription drugs. -- $8.9 billion on prescription drugs. this year, those helping a $.5 -- $8.5 billion get money back in their pockets by making sure the premium dollars go to healthcare not overhead or profits. 3.9 billion in premium savings were returned to americans as accountability and transparency policy came through. new
KRON
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
healthcare-dot-gov -- as evidence the affordable care act won't work. >>"this bill is fundamentally flawed, causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan. as if that isn't enough, they're having to pay much higher prices at the same time." >> reporter:.but president barack obama says some republicans just want to see his signature health care reform fail. >>"if you've got good ideas. bring 'em to me. let's go. but, we're not repealing it as long as i'm president." >> reporter:.and you can expect white house officials to keep touting the benefits of obamacare as republicans continue to pound the negatives over the next three weeks. i'm andrew spencer, reporting. >> pam: vice president joe biden arrived in china this morning where he faces a delicate balancing act his visit was originally meant to focus on economic issues. but instead comes at a time of rising regional tension. >> pam: he arrived after a stop in japan -- where he promised to press beijing about its new "air defense identification zone." that is also a concern in south korea.
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. nearly half say they are unlikely to sign up. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> reporter: the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> political affiliation is a good indicator of whether young americans will buy health insurance. the harvard poll found young democrats are four times more likely than young republicans to by mandated insurance. while millions have visit the website to review options some will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than one in four people say they are more likely to pay a government fine for not having coverage than sign up for insurance. it's about 28% of 48 million people in the country who are uninsured. >>> 5:09. religion and sex colliding in gap's new ad. coming up next. >> plus. >> simple funny and fun. >> students at park mead elementary school can't wait to hit the cafeteria. how the custodian is turning lunchtime into
FOX
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
healthcare law, another lawsuit was filed against the affordable care act. the university of notre dame filed a religious challenge to the healthcare overhall, saying the -- overhaul, saying the requirement that the health plans cover birth control violates roman teachings. this is one of more than 80 lawsuits attacking the law on religious grounds. it will be the supreme court who decides if employers can refuse to offer benefits under the law. but that ruling is not expected into well next year. >>> some legal experts say people hear in california should pay close attention to the provisions of the bankruptcy protection just granted for the city of detroit. the judge in that case ruled that detroit can impose cuts to the pension plans of employees. that ruling comes as a bankrupt california city, san bernardino, is considering a legal showdown with cal piers -- calpirs. the ooles ruling does --. >>> they are not giving hope. why there's new hope for a san jose pilot and his family missing since sunday in idaho. >>> new information about the palo alto man detained in north korea. turns
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 1:30am PST
between rebound in the economy and the healthcare act? >> the link is tha this law all thetually for attention to it now is more than three years old, that, you know, jobs growth, you might say, despite the affordable care act, despite the predictions from republicans and its other opponents that this killer, theob consistent description for it, and jay carney opened up his houseng at the white today by suggesting that the eachgrowth consecutively month have coincided with the time period in fact the affordable care act has been on the books. gwen: is that plausible? >> no. the one case they do have is that there are fewer people part-time involuntarily and that was supposed to be something that was going to happen because of the affordable care act. it looks like the shutdown and all that furor didn't really stop the economy. gwen: the word they've been using instead is because the resilient is why it's happened. that's the good news part of it goes so far because just under the surface, there was a lot of evidence of uncertainty. headed to, which is bankruptcy, and among minimum wage workers who are demanding a pie.r piece of the there are a couple of ways of looking at that. trends ofbined increased
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
votes to override any veto. >> checking up on the affordable care act, the white house is going on a three week offensive to push the government's new healthcare program. battered by two months of bad publicity, the administration says the affordable care website is operating much more smoothly now. president obama kicked off the public relations campaign today. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want a financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> healthcare.gov says more than a million people visited the website monday with no major problems. but republicans say the new law is still broken. house speaker, john boehner, says the administration's healthcare program is fund mentally flawed and continues to reek havoc on american families, businesses, and the economy. >> police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 tonight to help catch a killer. the victim is anthony robinson gunned down late last night in the 1900 block of 17th street southeast. robinson was 26 and so far, police have no susp
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
that it's not an accurate promise and in the market? >> it was said that the affordable care act is not a website. but if that is the front door to a big piece of policy doesn't it have to work for people to have confidence for the rest of it? >> they're saying now at least the user inter face for the most part has been fixed. they point to 80%. 80% of people who go through the website can go through the entire process and get coverage. you're right to ask what is success. point of view of success from the administration has changed. they said 7. million by the first year is success. now because of some of the problems you're seeing they're see something success is how well is the risk pool distributed? do you have enough young people to offset the others to make sure that premiums are balanced. bringing in enough young people in the program will really define whether or not the market is stable in 2015 and 2017. >> even if that is a new definition of success, do they have a shot of hitting that target? aren't there problems getting young people to come in? >> yes, absolutely. in th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
they are rooting for the affordable care act to fail. >> i said i would work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's 3-week campaign, the sign off deadline for coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. >> wendell potter joins us, an analyst from the public integrity book. and the author of a book. he joins us from philadelphia. good morning to you. that is a great place to start. at what you point. at this point what does everyone need to know about obamacare. >> it's here, it's been on the books for 3.5 years. it does a lot of good for a lot of people. there has been a lot of conflicting information. it will affect every one of us. we need to over the coming weeks figure out how it will affect us and our families. >> the president made a push to get young adults to sign up. is there one group more than others. >> the people who are most motivated are those among the 50 million to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tracks. alcohol tests came back negative.
FOX
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
coverage that begins in the new year. remember, california has its own website for the affordable care act at coveredca.com. >>> pushing back against a new planned parenthood clinic set to open tomorrow. it will initially be open 20 hours aweek and provide healthcare and abortions. residents have circulated a petition to get the clinic removed. >>> a natural gas pipeline in san carlos is going back into service tomorrow. pg and e says the line will run well below normal. the line was taken out of service when questions about the safety were raised by an engineer, who worried old welding could possibly cause another blast. officials say the pipeline still needs further testing and upgrades. >>> treasure island residents are invited to hear details of a major cleanup. residents in two dozen homes are being removed temporarily. those residents will likely move to other housing on the island. the navy says despite the chemical cleanup. treasure island is a safe place to live. >>> it's starting to sound like old tech, but cyber monday is more popular than ever. the online sales could h
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
is supposed to be the affordable care act. yet my insurance premiums are going up. the cutoff for subsidies $45,000 for a single individual. it's hard to make ends meet here in the bay area for $45,000. what's your answer to that? >> first, up to $45,000 upon an individual $92,000 for a family of four. with those rules over 4 million californians are going to get a financial leg up to make healthcare afford afternoon. the others can now choose. they can choose their plan and never be denied by a health insurance company because of pre-existing conditions. and they can call and find out more at kpix 5. >> reporter: a lot of the plans they are choosing are more expensive. they are losing their current coverage and when they go on the exchange they have to pay more. what can be done to help keep healthcare affordable for those who don't qualify for subsidies? >> one, many people whose rates are going up it's because they are getting better plans getting something that will be there when they need it. for others, though, rates are going up because of the rules. draws the cutoff lives
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
said they would leave the profession early as a result of the affordable care act. i don't have any quantitative information but i sure have a lot of qualitative information from the doctors that i know and nurses and healthcare professionals of all kinds that they are looking to pull the relationship cord and get out of profession. >> that will sink it. there is no doubt. all right. over at nbc news they apparently have let martin bashir go. he was forced to resign after saying vial things about sarah palin. number one, everybody makes mistakes if you do political commentary every day obviously you are going to make them. should have nbc let him go? >> first of all they made it appear like he resigned on his own which was a mistake. >> we all know that's not true. >> if they really wanted him to go they should have let it be nope they wanted him to go. everybody does make mistakes. sometimes people say something in the heat of the moment they regret. but this was a monologue that was prepared in which he had done historical research and referred to a slave owner who made slaves def
KRON
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
to the obama administration. the website is better than ever and the affordable care act is working. as shannon travis reports, the president is trying to spread the word. >> reporter: criticism from republicans on obamacare and chronic problems to the website, president obama is set to go on offense.: president obama will spend the next three weeks making sure you know about the benefits of the affordable care act, and making sure americans know the website is up and running. >>"this law is working, and will work in the future. people want the stability of health insurance and we're gonna work on fixing whatever problems come up. >> reporter:saturday was the deadline for fixing healthcare-dot-gov. after its disastrous roll-out in october. among those fixes: a waiting room for high- traffic periods, where users have the option to be emailed to return when traffic has eased. some >> reporter:healthcare-dot- gov says more than a million people visited the website monday, with no major problems. >>"we won't be satisfied until every person who wants insurance in this country has the opp
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. what pastor of the affordable care act affects medicaid recipients. >> this is supposed to be a fairly simple question the a fairly simple question to answer. $15,000 and change that we're supposed to secure coverage for anyone. they did not have to be disabled. it is a patchwork of requirements in all of the states and d.c. the supreme court upheld the rest of the law last year saying states could opt out of the extension. about half the states are doing it. host: why only half the states? guest: it is almost entirely a partisan issue. there are a couple of republican governors they got behind this and a few democrats that were not able to get their legislators on board with it. there are a lot of reasons cited by opponents of the expansion. mainly it comes down to money. the government is paying the entire cost of the expansion. states will pick up 10% in future years. for some states, that 10% is more than they wanted to spend. host: we are talking to jeffrey young, health-care reporter for "the huffington post." the number for republicans, 202- 585-3881. democrats, 202-585-3
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
in the affordable care act and then others more recently. the first stems from reductions in the fee-for-service spending per se. the second body altercation then tv good benchmark for the fee-for-service and accounting. third, the implications of the health insurance pack that will come online in 2014 which will affect many m.a. plans and further act as a pressure on the ability to provide benefits and forth in the recent requirement cms provider changes in the coding intensity for medicare advantage. the result of the changes are inevitable. first will be fewer plans. estimates range from 60 to 140 in 2014. there are reports of 10,000 cancellation notices and 50,000 in the state of new jersey and these all represent further violations of the pledge if you like your health insurance you can keep it under the affordable care act. there will be fewer enrollees and there will be up to 5 million fewer by 2019 when the cuts are fully implemented. and these reductions are disproportionately borne by low-income americans. estimates are 75% of the impact hit to those making less than $3
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
healthcare insurance having brought transparency and competition to a market that had been closed and hope eight. as you heard the president say, the affordable care act is much more than a website. we have learned from our experience the past few months and the overwhelming interest we've seen from consumers in the first two months reminds us just how strong the demand is for affordable insurance options and that strengthens our resolve to make sure that this law works for every american. no matter what have a we will see this through. we are going to make this law and and as problems arise we will fix them, just like we are fixing the website. as president obama has said from the very beginning, he's working -- he's willing to work with anyone to make this law work better. it's in the united states of and the affordable care should never be the privilege of a rightfew but rather for every american. the affordable care act gives us realisticto make that and we intend to see this through. thank you very much for the opportunity to be with you. [applause] >> denis, thank you. he needs to get back to the white house but let me just mention to you the effor
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
dispute we have. it's whether the affordable care act is having a negative impact on what 29% of beneficiaries have access to or a positivism impact.- positive so when mr. baker and mrs. gold say good things about the program which they have, that is not a continue diction on the other testimony they are offering here. i think it's very consistent. it's just you believe in contrast to the other witnesses here that the affordable care act is actually strengthening and improving the medicare advantage act. my understanding mr. baker is the premium that was offered initially to medicare advantage plans which was i think 114% against what the fee for service rate is was done because the government wanted to incentivize the market and the private health insurance industry to come in and innovate and was successful in doing that. you have 29% of beneficiaries now in those plans show that's happened. but along the way because of good rigorous analysis, we discovered that that premium was no longer justified and in fact was going to some things that really ended up being a waste from the
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